Sokoto Government, Partners Spend N1.2b On SDGs

Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal observes as water flows from a tap installed by the Sokoto State office of SDGs in Kware LGA.

Projects worth N1.2 billion have been executed under the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in six local government areas of Sokoto State, Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has revealed.

He stated this Tuesday at the flag-off of distribution of materials, drugs and motorcycle under SDG/CGS 2015 Local Government track project held at Kware LGA of the state.

He said the intervention comprises four sectors namely Education, Healthcare Services, Water Supply and Agriculture.

The Governor said the sum of N200 million will be expended in each of the six benefiting Local Government Areas of Kware, Wurno, Kebbe, Rabah, Isa and Shagari.

According to him, the programme is being financed by the three tiers of government where 50 percent of the fund comes from the Federal Government while the state and local governments contribute 30 percent and 20 percent respectively.

“Of the these figures, the sum of N414,963,614.50 is earmarked to support education activities in the state while the sum of N106,489,673.00 will be expended through the provision of essential drugs and construction and renovation of Primary Health Centres in the State.

“Similarly, the sum of 265,548.046 has been committed for the construction of motorized and solar boreholes across the six benefiting local government areas. On Agriculture, the sum N30,000,000 will be distributed as grant to Agric. Cooperative Societies where One Million Naira will be given to each of the five cooperative societies in each of the benefiting LGAs,” Tambuwal added.

The Governor said State Government will continue to meet its entire obligations to the citizens for effective management of development assistance and bringing rapid growth to the teeming populace through partnership.

In his goodwill message, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), represented by Adesegun Ogunleye, said the programme was introduced to improve human development index in Nigeria and give states and local governments financial and technical support to ensure achievement of the set goals.

He commended the effort of state government on education, health care and community development.